Srinagar Tourism
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Srinagar Tourism

Srinagar Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1585 m
  • Pincode: 190001
  • District: Srinagar
  • Language: Hindi,Urdu
  • STD code: 0194
  • Weather: Summer 14 to 30°C, Winter -2 to 14°C

Located in the heart of the Kashmir Valley, which is called 'Paradise on Earth', Srinagar’s landscape is interspersed with greenery, lakes and hillocks. The city is spread out along the banks of the Jhelum River and is famous for its surrounding natural beauty and postcard tourist spots. The two parts of the city are connected by nine bridges. The Hari Parbat and the Shankar Acharya hills lie on either side of the city.  

People & Culture of Srinagar

Srinagar has a complex cultural fabric. The many historical constructions and places of worship are long-standing evidences of the historical unity of Srinagar despite the many diverse religious denominations and sects established in the valley since ancient times. 

Srinagar is also the venue for many Kashmiri artists, dancers and singers who perform in the various theatres and art houses of the city. Many troupes of the dervish and the qawwali (that have been influenced by both Sufi and Hindustani musical and artistic traditions of Srinagar) survive to this day and the musicians have their own customised musical instruments.

There are many Hindu temples that are more than 1000 years old as well as age-old mosques that are landmarks of Srinagar. Also, numerous gurudwaras and monasteries can be found in many places throughout the city.

Things to do in Srinagar

UNESCO has recognised some of these famous buildings of the city as heritage sites. Some of the famous temples are Shankaracharya Temple, Martand Sun Temple, Kheer Bhavani Temple, Pandrethan Temple, etc. The Hazratbal Mosque, Dal Lake, Wullar Lake, etc. are some prominent attractions of the destination.

Srinagar is also a place for trekking and hiking. The most popular trekking route from Srinagar is to the sacred Amarnath cave. An excursion can be taken to Pahalgam and the Dachigam National Park. Srinagar holiday packages can be availed to plan a holiday to the destination. 

Another significant attraction of Srinagar is the Tulip Festival, which is organised annually from April 5 to 15 every year. 

Food & Shopping in Srinagar

Rice is a dominant feature of most meals served in Srinagar and the valley is famous for its unique method of cooking by combining meat with vegetables. The food is generally sharp and spicy. 

Tourists can shop for Pashmina shawls and stoles, handmade Kashmiri carpets, wooden crafts and the papier machie products, which are exquisitely crafted and unique to Srinagar. Srinagar is well known for its saffron, which is considered as the royal spice. Tourists can visit the saffron field along the Srinagar – Anantnag Highway, which is at a distance of 13 km from Srinagar to buy Saffron, fresh from the farmers. It might cost around INR 200 per gram.

Travelling to Srinagar

Srinagar is connected by flights to the Srinagar Airport. Indian Airlines provides daily flight service to Srinagar from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. The nearest rail station is at Jammu which is almost 300 km away. Bus services are provided by quite a few tour operators from neighbouring regions to reach Srinagar. Tourists can avail private cabs to travel around the city and to nearby places.

The climate of Srinagar is pleasant throughout the year, apart from the winters; with summer temperatures staying within 35° Celsius. The proximate presence of the Hokersar wetland influences the climate of Srinagar and keeps it balanced. The best time to visit Srinagar is from April to June.

Accommodation options in Srinagar

Hotel options in Srinagar range from 5 star hotels, resorts to houseboats, budget hotels, lodges and guesthouses. There is an option for tourists with different budgets. 

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Mohit Mann

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  • Lives in Panipat
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"Best destination to be" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
It is my best destination and my suggested place to go. My 1st experience in Srinagar and it is the best forever. The place is so relaxing and I loved it to going with my girlfriend.
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Hemant Sant

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"The City of Srinagar in Kashyap's Kashmir Valley" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Srinagar is city surrounded by Zabarwan and Pir panjaal mountains, in a valley where water bodies mingle and river Jhelum arising from Verinaag crosses it. Two Zheels Nageen Nigin and The Daal lakes joined with each other as twins rule the living, as many live on their surfaces on house-boats. Many HBs are grander inviting us Tourists to have the experience. The HB living is grand as walnut furniture and unique views surround you with Mehman Nawazii hospitality of kashmiris. We lived all our days here at Sea Hawk HB.

After 30 years of marriage I had gone with my wife and Son. We enjoyed not only the scenes scenery nature but people their way of living food arts crafts and places of worship within the city. We travelled to Gulmarg Pahalgaon for stay later. Day visit to many other places like Sonmarg.

Bouleward road sweeps the vistas of Dal lake from Hazrat Bal and Sheikh Abdullah resting memorial till Dal gate city end. Mughal built Gardens like harwan Shalimar and Nishaat Chashme Shahi invite you with their fountains and man made water falls. Their makers used natural springs to construct these gardens which all merge towards dal lake.

New Tulip garden blooms in April and once you see the multi coloured rows columns of hard to grow tulips you will forget all other blooms.

Botanical garden and natural Chinar baug at University end are must see.

Three open to public vantage points to see the whole city at sunset are Shankaracharya Hill with its ancient temple, Hari Parbat and paree mahal of dara Shikoh. Taj Hotel has a hi vantage location too. Take permits for Hari parbat from jktdc office at Nigin lake enter from badam warii gate up see the only ancient but renovated by Afghan general fort of kashmir. Temple of Shakari Devi tripura sundari is here.

Holy Maqdoom sahab ' s place is having a rope way to travel up.

Food-LOcal breads bakerkheins with three teas-salted regular and Kahwaa invite you to break fast or a snack. Meat balls Rishtaa or Gushtaba are served at restaurants Ahdoos or Mughal Durbar or any wazwaan dhabha like stalls in city.

Fisheries department holds a auction at its Bouleward road place for the Trouts.

Stay at a hotel or houseboat and daily drive to attractions around. Taxi stands are at convenient locations. Tourist reception centre at Residency road end dal gate can solve most of your queries or help you plan your stay.
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Vedant Prajapati

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"A nice place to have fun" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I think this is the world's best place to visit as Begum Noorzahan said that dharti pe swarg kahi hai to kashmir mein hai. Dal lake, gardens with lovely flowers are an attraction for everyone and the whole market on dal increased your curiosity.

You get snacks while enjoying ride in shikara. From Srinagar you get a bus service to go to Gulmarg, a valley of flower and from where you got a ropeway (gondola service) to reach a height from where you get to see the border of Pakistan.
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"Really heaven of earth, Srinagar" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
If you want to spent few days in heaven in real life than go to Srinagar. Visit in the months between March and July, you will enjoy. Nature's beauty has spread its fragrance. Wow, Best destination for tourism in India. One must visit it. Enjoyment to the fullest. Spend one night in houseboat. Must visit Pahalgam. You will surely visit again.
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Akshay Kumar

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"Cool Holiday in Hot summer" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Last year I visited Srinagar with my family. At that time the season was very hot in Delhi but when we reached to Srinagar, we didn't even need to rest because of the cool and fresh air of Srinagar. The sightseeing was very very beautiful at many places. When we reached to the hotel there was a very beautiful sightseeing of green mountains covered with smoke. Very good experience to have it.
And I always want to go again to Kashmir.
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"Visit for beauty of mountains" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
One should visit Srinagar to see nature at its best. The vastness of the Dal Lake, the mighty Zabarwan Moutains, the beautiful Gardens, the wildlife at Dachigam National Park, the old city and its numerous mouth watering food joints, the hand made Kashmiri shawls and so much to see and experience.
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"Visit for a breath away experience of Gardens lakes and snow capped mountains" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Srinagar is not like any other hill station that one visits generally. Situated in a valley, it has very good roads, residential areas along with gardens, lakes and historical monuments. Best time to visit would be summer months, it is better to go through weather forecasts so that you avoid being stranded inside hotel all the time. I was here for a training workshop therefore could not visit places other than the Srinagar city. But have to say that 3 days are more than enough to explore the place.

I went to lal chowk for shopping in local handlooms, the prices quoted were high as this is peak tourist season but bargaining will get you good prices. Must visit would be dal Lake, Shankaracharya temple, Chashme Shahi, Pari mahal, nishat garden and Lalit grand palace. There is nothing much to see after 8 to 9 pm and the market also starts to close by then so plan your day accordingly. If you are a Non vegetarian then you are in for a treat. Try all the exotic Kashmiri mouth watering cuisines.
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Hemant L

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"Heaven on Earth - Srinagar - A visit will make you fall in love with nature" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Its truly said that if at all there is a jannat (Heaven), its here, its here, its here - its Srinagar.

Clean and beautiful place. Places to visit are Pahalgam, Sonmarg last but not the least is Gulmarg. And of course gardens over there are a must to visit. But please note that the tulip garden closes by end March. Gardens are amazingly beautiful.

We stayed in a boat house (owned by Mr. Rashid). It was a pleasant stay. He provided bfast and dinner.

But one has to be careful with the local porters/housekeepers/guides at Pahalgam / especially at Gulmarg. They are bit rough and may be dangerous. They insist you take their horse or their warm clothing etc. And if you take the service and pay them, they will forcibly insist on "bakshish" (tip).

At gulmarg there is "Gondola" ride (cable care) which taken you up to a certain height and leaves you to spend time. Tickets can be book on line, but its better you go there and book at the counter. Some times due to bad weather the cable care may be closed. Hence book at the counter. Tickets are non refundable.

It may rain any time! They say Mumbai ka fashion and Kashmir ka mausam ka kuch bharosa nahi.
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"Truly the Paradise on Earth"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A must visit. Nature as its best. Looks as if God has himself painted the valley. I was pretty lucky to be in Srinagar this year with my newly wed wife. Enjoyed the snow a lot. Nothing has been more romantic than this visit. I would recommend a visit to Srinagar to every newly wed comple. Forget Switzerland, we have it in India itself.
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"Overall experience is like heaven for me"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Its like I visited heaven. Overall experience is quiet good for me just because I visited Srinagar for the very first time. Apart from these the whole trip is possible in a good manner only with the help of holidayiq, which helped me out in every manner. Whether it is a matter of bus booking or hotel booking holidayiq helped me out.
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